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In a lecture he referred to his Premier Menuet as “written when I was still quite young – 54 years old. In the Herceuse a king has built a step ivory staircase so beautiful that people are afraid to use it. There is greater rhythmic variety in the Enfantillages watie while the Peccadilles importunes have more dissonant harmonies and varied tempi. She assures him his grandparents will know he was a good boy – they’ll betceuse it in the newspaper. He is so fond of the staircase he wants to have it stuffed.

He typically followed it with a whimsical joke: This later manifested itself in his support of the budding composers who made up Les Six and the “Arcueil School”. Translated from the original French edition published by Rieder, Paris, Views Read Edit View history.

Enfantines – Wikipedia

The third story is a dialogue between a mother and her young son. Julianne Lindberg, abstract of lecture “Pedagogy, Play, and ‘the pianist’s reward’: The Little Tulip Princess speaks softly because her doll has a headache, having fallen from the third floor “The doctor says it’s nothing”. The pieces are marked Andante moderately slowLentand Un peu vif a little lively.


Satie hoped to have children learn without knowing they were doing so. Beceuse notebooks show the care and self-critical attitude he devoted to his children’s music, with material ranging from possible fingering trials to neat copies of pieces he ultimately rejected. As with his humoristic satke suites of the periodSatie’s eccentric wit is evident in the titles and playful narratives appended to the Enfantines.

The Enfantines are three sets of beginner piano pieces by Erik Satie”written with the aim of preparing children for the sound patterns of modern music. The “greedy” boy thinks he finds a bone in his chocolate “No, my little sahie, it’s an almond” and throws a tantrum when satiie not allowed to eat the whole box. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Menus propos enfantins serves as a sort of introduction. Towards the end of his life he told Darius Milhaud”I should so much like to know what kind of music the children who are now four years old will write. List of compositions by Erik Satie Portal: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Indeed, these pieces were designed — visually, musically, textually, and physically — with the delight of the child in mind. Satie’s texts for movements 1 and 2 deal with imaginary royalty.


Dated October 22,and dedicated to Madame Leon Verveuil. First we are offered a sketch of the jolly King of Beans and his brave horse, who likes dancing, war and bullets.

Enfantillages pittoresques (Satie, Erik)

These pieces were composed in early October For this set Satie’s texts assume a faux-moralizing tone, with admonitions such as “Those who are jealous are unhappy,” “The Good Lord will be angry if he sees this,” and “Never do this unless someone tells you to. Compositions by Erik Satie 20th-century classical berveuse Compositions for solo piano compositions.

He avoids didacticism berceusee order to give his young pupils “the freedom to engage in the music through play The king himself leaves his room by jumping out the window.

Brush your hair well Many of Satie’s contemporaries spoke of his essentially childlike nature. Each set is built on a different five-finger scale, using only the white keys of the piano. Volta suggested that the unique name “Ko-Quo” may be a childish pronunciation of “Que quoi?